Ivy Tech Community College’s Start as a Sophomore program, also known as the Statewide Transfer General Education Core (STGEC), prepares you for a successful start to your associate degree with Ivy Tech and your bachelor's degree.
Formerly known as the Gen Ed Transfer Program, Start as A Sophomore allows you to begin your time at Ivy Tech with a 30-credit hour block that transfers to all other public four-year colleges in Indiana. The curriculum of these core classes is the same at Ivy Tech as the other institutions, but the tuition rate is less.
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The Start as a Sophomore program enables a student who satisfactorily completes an approved program of general education to transfer that coursework to the following Indiana state educational institutions as a block of 30 credit hours toward the general education core requirements.
Start as a Sophomore credits transfer to all public four-year colleges in Indiana.
Here are just a few examples of the institutions that you can transfer your credits to:
If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!